Chinese BBQ Meat Defender

King Wong

King Wong was a business owner who fought for the rights of his fellow merchants. After coming to Vancouver from Hong Kong in 1967, he opened a pair of butcher shops, including the popular Dollar Meats in Chinatown. When city, provincial and federal health officials took issue with the way Chinese barbecue meats were sold in the late 1970s, he took a central role in fighting for the right to sell meats prepared in the Cantonese tradition. Wong later became president of the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association. He also chaired the Chinese Entrepreneurs Association of Canada and was involved in several community organizations. His dedication to helping others, and a reputation for honesty, earned him high regard in his community.